After being arrested for stopping a Badoon warship from attacking Earth at the end of the last issue, the Guardians of the Galaxy and Iron Man are put into status awaiting trial. Thankfully for them, the group has one member of the team not accounted for. Sure, he may have a limited vocabulary, but that doesn’t stop Groot from making an impressive rescue and letting the Guardians go on the offensive.
Although I think Tony Stark is a bit too humorous in the face of danger here (he’s basically Robert Downey, Jr. with even better lines), the capture and escape of the team both work well. I can’t say the same for the entire enterprise by Star-Lord’s father which besides being doomed to failure (you really don’t want to try and make the Guardians your patsies) the logic behind his plan (which makes him look exactly like the conniving schemer he is) is shaky at best.
Groot and Rocket Racoon both get great moments here, and the teams smallest member racks up another impressive body count before Peter Quill basically decides to declare war on his father. Best of the week.